Sponsor: Mrs. Hale
To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through:
- Character development
- Creative and critical thinking
- Interpersonal communication
- Practical knowledge
- Vocational preparation
Summary of FCCLA
FCCLA is a nonprofit national vocational student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing, important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Today over 227,000 members in 7,100 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration.
Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life – planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication – necessary in the home and workplace.
- Is the only in-school organization with the family as its central focus
- Is a vocational student organization that functions as an integral part of the family and consumer sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system
- Provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels
- To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
- To strengthen the function of the family as a unit of society
- To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation
- To promote greater understanding between youth and adults
- To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities
- To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society
- To promote family and consumer sciences and related occupations
- To double our membership rate from last year
- To receive more male members
- To raise more money
FCCLA has a national membership of nearly 222,000 young men and women in nearly 8,000 local chapters. There are 53 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more the nine million youth. Former members are eligible to become member of Alumni and Associates.
FCCLA Related Activities
- Career Connection
- Community Service
- Dynamic Leadership
- Families First
- Financial Fitness
- Japanese Exchange Program
- Power of One
- Member Quest
- STAR Events
- Student Body
- Stop the Violence
Visit the National FCCLA Website for more information